A Magdalen by Michael Dahl

The subject matter depicted in this painting is that of the Magdalen reconciled.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
76.2 x 64.8 cm
Acquired in:
1955
Presented by:
F D Lycett Green through The Art Fund

The semi-nude figure looks to the left and rests her hand on an open book and she is loosely clad in blue drapery. The vision of Glory is symbolically represented by a ray of light descending from the top right corner of the painting. This painting was part of a collection of 117 works belonging to the industrialist and engineer F.D. Lycett Green and bequeathed to York through the Art Fund, in 1955, in recognition of the remarkable efforts made after the Second World War by its curator to transform it into a gallery of international importance.

Provenance

F.D. Lycett Green.

Venue details

York Art Gallery Exhibition Square, YORK North Yorkshire YO1 7EW 01904 687687 www.yorkartgallery.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £6.82)

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